Thursday, July 14, 2011

My Studio- Hudson's Holidays

Hi Everyone.  I am Shirley of Hudson's Holidays.  I create craft and quilting patterns...over 160 in my line.  I also make digital collage sheets.   This is my I work in everyday (how I make my living- full time)....I have stations for everything and I took over my whole basement!

This is the first thing you see when coming downstairs... "Flo" my mannequin, she goes to all my shows too.  Right now she is wearing my fabric flower necklace and hankies.

I picked up this shelf at the thrift store....painted it blue and put my paints in handy.  I recycle and buy at thrift shops for my debt or credit cards this way.  I do what I can and enjoy it so much.

This is my favorite table...I do paper crafts and collage here.  I love having all my pens and supplies close at hand.  My workspaces are cluttered and full of supplies.  LOL
Fun happy space. I wish my studio could look like a magazine spread (boy do I love ALL the art/craft magazines) but real work goes on here and it isn't picture perfect....but I LOVE it here.

My light box is in the background.....I made it to photograph small items.  It has made a huge difference in my pictures.  Check out "how to make light boxes" on the internet.

This cubby hole was $4.95 awesome!  I love my old typewriter.

Dawn dolls having a fashion party!

My cricut area.....I love my cricut.  This is a mouse pin cushion I made, he is sitting in a pie tin.

Light box and florals for backgrounds.

This is mailing center and gluing to have these spots.

One day at a time....a painting I made this year.

Pink pooch guarding the pens.

My witch is getting ready for halloween.

I made a message board from an old fence.

The place where I write patterns, sell, know ...the real work...all the rest is play.

Entering my sewing area.  I put an old tide box covered with fabric on my table to catch scraps.

My cutting table and sewing room.  I inherited the cutting table and loads of fabric when my mom passed away....I feel she would be soooo proud of me.  I lost her when I turned 30 and my only child was 20 days old.

I love sewing on this old door...that is what the table really is.  My Quilting machine is in another building besides my house (it is a huge party room and another huge room is storage) was to big for my basement :(

My goodies...I love collecting.  I love creating with flash cards.

I made tons of little labels, so cute!

Sweet sachets.

I got to have tv when working or music.

I saved the best picture for daughter crafting buddy.  She is a great artist and is ready to sell her wares too.  I try to teach her all I can.  I want to have more pics up in a day or so.
Thanks for stopping by!!!!! 


  1. Love your bright and happy creating space!! I like the fact that you use every area in it that you can. Flo is adorable!! I am getting ready to post pics of my space right now but thought I'd stop by. Love it!! XO Fran.

  2. Oh SHirley I wanna come craft with you... your space is awesome... I so miss my basement studios... so many little fun things ..I wish wish wish I had a cutting table like that

  3. ♥ Flo!! You have such a bright, colorful, happy creative space, love it! I'm enjoying seeing the different spaces!


  4. You and I share a love of color and whimsy! I ADORE how you decorated the stairs! The dolls! The jar of marbles! And the art!!!!! I would be giddy with delight to be invited here.

    I hope you'll have time to visit my spaces...

  5. I love your art space! Wow, you have a lot of cool stuff, and oh my did I ever love my "Dawn Dolls" I haven't seen or heard about those since I was a kid! I also lost my mom when I was 30 and picked up her sewing machine and learned to sew...if only I paid attention when she was around! Thank you for dropping by my space too!

  6. I love your space...the colors are awesome! Love Flo with her cute little hankies and love those cubbies!

    Having all those defined spaces must make creating so much have a wonderful space! Thanks for sharing it!

    PS. What fun to have a crafting buddy too!

  7. This is such a fun, happy, and cheerful space that you have created. I love it! I really love all of your little shelves, especially the one holding your paints, cute! Thanks for sharing!


  8. I love your creative space!! We have a lot in common too. Your Dawn dolls are wonderful and I loved seeing all your collections.
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. I LOVE your's so bright and whimsical!

  10. YOur place is beautiful I love all you things and art! Lucky you, your studio has a great flow! C'mon over and see me!

  11. What a happy space that is filled to the brim with eye candy! I lvoe all of the color and it just makes me smile to think of creating in there! Thanks for sharing and I hope to see you in my studio soon!bertie

  12. I think it's picture perfect exactly as it is!! It looks like it has everything you could possibly want in a working art studio! Thank you so much for allow a look inside! Have a wonderful time looking at all the rest of the studios!

  13. How wonderful your daughter shares your creativity. She will always remember the time she spent with you in your special place. What a great room too! Come visit me over at Lilly's Lace if you have time, xo-cindy

  14. What a great space. You have organized it so well! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

  15. I agree craft rooms are for creating in and not just for looking neat and pretty!! I love your space!!!

  16. Love your space Shirely Hudson of Hudson's Holidays! HOW FAB! I love your space! Filled up and overflowing and a place of passion!

    Thank you so very much for sharing with all of us. Fabulous!


  17. Such a wonderful colourful basement! Thank you for the tour.

  18. Your studio is a party. That's what it is, a party! Fun and more fun and more fun. Absolutely fabby!! *smiles* Norma

  19. Love your studio. It has so many nooks and crannies and is filled with so many treasures.

    - The Tablescaper

  20. What a fun space for you and your daughter to create in! If the bright vibrant colors in the room are any indication of the personalities of you two...then you two are a whole lot of fun!
    Thanks for sharing your space with us!

  21. I love, love your creative space. So large and roomy.
    Thanks for sharing.

  22. Shirley-- wow, love your space. I'm a Quilter too. And love other art stuff too. We have a lot in common. Thanks for sharing. Sandie

  23. Your space is a true working space and it really is a wonderful space full of fantastic treasures and supplies to work with.
    You create wonderful art and wonderful quilts.
    Thanks you for the tour and thank you for sharing your art.

  24. How wonderful to have your daughter to create with you and what a fab space.i love creaating with my daughter too. Loving that splash of colour throughout your room. Your mini mannequins are so adorable. Thanks for the tour and have a wonderful day. Angela

  25. Oh it is adorable and so colorful. I will bet you love to spend time in there!

  26. What an amazing studio. I'm so envious. Your work is fantastic. I just spotted your etsy shop thru a pin on pinterest.

  27. Oh wow, your space is so happy! Love the bright colors and your 'stations'. My favorite part of the whole room is the vintage typewriter and the cubby hole piece. Love 'em!

  28. I love your space! I can feel your joy as I read your blog. I love the mouse pincushion.

    I lost both of my parents before I was thirty. I'm sorry for your loss. We never stop missing them do we.

    You are very lucky to be able to make a living from your creativity.


  29. This looks like a fun and super cheerful place to be creative. Looks like you have a great organization system going with your stations...mine always get jumbled up as I can't seem to decide what goes where lol.

  30. I just found your blog. I would love to sit in your happy space, looks lived in and inviting. Thats how my home is LOL very lived in. I have 6 grand children I watch and well thats all that I will say on that LOL I see all of those craft rooms that I would be afraid to sit down in, just not me. But to each their own. Thank you for sharing.